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PRINCE ALFRED IN EDINBURGH.

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PRINCE ALFRED IN EDINBURGH. His Royal Highness Prince Alfred arrived in Edin- burgh from London on Saturday morning, at seve^ o'clock, and was met at the railway station by the municipal authorities and severalgentlemen-connooted with the University. In the forenoon thaPrince visited the University, where he was presented with an ad. dress from the Senate, and the honorary degree of LL.D. was conferred on his Royal Highness by Sir David Brewster. PtinoeAlfred, in acknowledging the compliment, said "Sir D md Brewster and Professors.âIt is with pride and,plea.sure that I accept the honorary degree which has just been so graciously conferred on me by this Universityâan institution with which I am already connected by- many intimate and cherished associations. Of these associations, some are derived from recollections of the circumstance to which you have adverted in your address â namely, t.hat my lamented father held, and highly valued, the degree with' which you have to-day been pleased to honour me. Others are the results of my own experience at this University, and of the many -happy-may I vesture to say, I trust, profitable -days, which I passed while studying within these walls. To the expression of these personal feeii-jga I must add the gratification which I experience in finding the University so intimately connoted with, the Ir £ dust rial Museum we are about to open, by the contri- butions of your collections of natural history to that institution. I will only observe, in conclusion, that I trust I may have frequent opportunities of evincing my interest in this seat of learning, and of cultivating the acquaintance of the eminent men who preside over it" (applause)* Immediately afterwards the Prince proceeded to inaugurate the Industrial Museum. Here his Royal Highness was presented by the Town Council with an address, and had conferred on him the freedom of the City of Edinburgh. In recognition of this honour, Prince Alfred said: My Lord Provost, magistrate^ and gentlemen,âAccept my sincere thanks for the hearty welcome wnich I have this day received in Edinburgh, an expression o? which you have ao warmly given in your address. The loyalty of this city and its inhabitants is well-known and highly-valued by the Queen; and I shall not fail to bring under the notice of her Majesty the feelings of attachment to her person, crown, and family expressed by you in behalf of the community of whioh, I am now proud to as-vi I form a part, by having just received at your hands bho freedom of this ancient city. The occasion which has now called me amongst you, and the work of which* I have now been deputed to announce the completion, naturally cause a feeling of mournful regret that my father coald not have been spared, to finish Cle, work which he began, and in which he took so wa/m an interest. The opportunity which has been afforded me of taking a part in this important ceremony emboldens me to express my strong desire tq follow the footsteps of the Prince Consort, however feebly, in promoting those peaceful arts-and sciences so, necessary to the welfare of the nation, and so intimately associated with his name. This museum* including as it does collections of natural hjatory and geology, and passing onwards to other applica- tions of industry, and having illustrations also of the means of adorning them by art, has thug, a com- prehensiveness I am not aware of any other museum possessing." His Royal Highness having inspected the museum declared it open, an announcement which was heralded by a flourish of trumpets and a royal salute from the guns planted on the Half-Moon Battery of the ,Castle.

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I GREAT DEBTS, UCTION OF PROPERTY…

SHOCKING MURDER AND SUICIDE…

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